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Frederick Andrew Eck

1806 or 1807–84

Swiss born banker and collector Joined firm of Antony Gibbs and Sons, 1823. Sent to South America, 1825, eventually becoming a partner and manager for the firm in Valparaiso. Returned to Britain around 1852 to Hollybush estate near Dalrymple, Scotland. Later lived in London at 100 Cromwell Road. Collected mineral specimens.

Sources

The Times 26 February 1884, p. 1

John Faithfull, Hunterian Museum, Glasgow

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